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i certainly enjoy the video, wish i could see the pictures, oddly i cant though, anyone know a reason as to why not? images taken down or something? i have 1 - 27" at and found the same one i have on sale for $200 each, so thinking of getting the 3 for my nvidia setup though i could run 4 vertical, though 3 landscape would suffice. just need to see a DIY and sadly cant, anyone help?
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i certainly enjoy the video, wish i could see the pictures, oddly i cant though, anyone know a reason as to why not? images taken down or something? i have 1 - 27" at and found the same one i have on sale for $200 each, so thinking of getting the 3 for my nvidia setup though i could run 4 vertical, though 3 landscape would suffice. just need to see a DIY and sadly cant, anyone help?

If you need a DIY tripple monitor mount, then I can give you the list of parts and a description of what to do, but I don't have any images uploaded to anything currently.

5x 1/2' steel pipe
2 or 4x 1/2 steel pipe 45 degree elbows*
1x 1/2' steel T junction
6x 1/2" aluminum conduit clamps (ask for ones that can be used to mount conduit to walls as they will have the necessary holes to screw into the MDF board)
3x MDF board cut to allow 1/2 inch on all sides from where they will be screwed into (this is a strength/support issue)
1x 12x12' steel plate
1x 1/2' flange

12 or 24 of 4mm x 20 screws

if 24 of the top, then 12x 4mm nuts

Connect 3 of the steel pipes do the "T" junction. Drill holes in the 12x12" steel plate to mount the flange & mount the flange. You'll want to flip the Plate over and counter-sync the wholes so that the bolts or large screws can lay flat, or if your good at welding you can skip the whole drill/screw portion and just weld the flange to the Plate.

You are going to want to put the flange close to one of the edges, minus about an inch to an inch and a half.

Take you 3x MDF boards, drill holes all the way through for the 4x4mm screws (4 per monitor). You can counter sink these as well to "hide" the screws. get them attached to the monitors. Follow this up by taking your T junction setup (not attached to the flang or base plate- again NOT attached) and place in the center of each board for laying out where the conduit straps will be screwed into.

For that last part, you can use short wood screws to screw down the conduit clamp, then un-screw them and drill out the holes, then use an additional 12 4mmx20 screws and Nuts to actually mount the monitors. If you choose to go this route, it will make life easier if you have to move or replace a monitor.

Once all the wholes/markings for the conduit straps are done. Mount the "T" junction to the Flange/base plate. Attached your 45 degree elbows. I stared this at the top because if you just use 2 your stuck with a 45 degree (which works nicely for mine and the op's needs) or you can use 4 and have any angle you want, but will require you to drop where your conduit straps mount by about and 1 and a 1/2. Attach the two remaining 1/2 steel pipe to the open ends of the 45 degree elbows. put the conduit clamps over the newly attached pipes and screw them into the mdf board and Your Mounting is done.

I'll set up a second drop box folder if you really really really want pictures.
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Do greatly appreciate it, i meant to login from another computer last night to see if its just my work computer that wont load images, but with this info it will certainly help!
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could you tell us the lengths of the pipes? im in the process of setting mine up but i think will have a gap in the middle cuz the middle pipe is going to be too long.... also how did you manage to get the monitors from tilting forwards on the arm? (not the conduit thing but like to prevent the pipes from loosening)
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could you tell us the lengths of the pipes? im in the process of setting mine up but i think will have a gap in the middle cuz the middle pipe is going to be too long.... also how did you manage to get the monitors from tilting forwards on the arm? (not the conduit thing but like to prevent the pipes from loosening)

For your pipes you want them to equal about a foot (10-12 inches). For your Mid pipe you'll want 2 around 5-7 inches (depending on size of monitor), for your 2 side monitors go for a strait 10 to 12 inches. I went with just 2 45 degree elbows (side monitors sit at that angle), and I tightened the elbows down till I couldn't turn them any more by hand to see where they sat. Once I saw how the elbows were looking, I backed them off till they were level with the mid peace, and used a sharpy marker to mark on the middle piece where the elbow needed to stop. After that I removed the elbow and used Tephlon (lots of it) up to the marked point so that there would be enough Friction in the joint areas to stop the elbow from rotating down.

if your forearms don't hurt when you finish, then your joints aren't tight enough.
Edited by th3m3nt4l - 5/19/13 at 12:42pm
post #46 of 114
Nice, except I don't have vesa mounts on mine... so I have to come up with some kind of clamp setup to pull this off.
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For your pipes you want them to equal about a foot (10-12 inches). For your Mid pipe you'll want 2 around 5-7 inches (depending on size of monitor), for your 2 side monitors go for a strait 10 to 12 inches. I went with just 2 45 degree elbows (side monitors sit at that angle), and I tightened the elbows down till I couldn't turn them any more by hand to see where they sat. Once I saw how the elbows were looking, I backed them off till they were level with the mid peace, and used a sharpy marker to mark on the middle piece where the elbow needed to stop. After that I removed the elbow and used Tephlon (lots of it) up to the marked point so that there would be enough Friction in the joint areas to stop the elbow from rotating down.

if your forearms don't hurt when you finish, then your joints aren't tight enough.

lol thanks for the measurements. i have 2 monitors that are 21.5 inches wide so i guess 2 12" pipes are too long for the middle part right? im terrible with a drill... keep going in on a slight angle... any suggestions that doesnt require a drill press?
post #48 of 114
Just curious, what size M4 screws did you guys use? The 20 mm were too short for 3/4'' MDF and the 40mm seem too long.

Also what size drill bit did you use for your pilot holes for the M4 screws?

Any help appreciated. Thanks!

PS philolee, i feel your pain. I glued together a little L from scrap wood and used it as a guide for my bit. Still tough, but works better than going in blind!
Edited by greg0rz - 5/20/13 at 4:06pm
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Screw length is irrelevant, get a couple washers!
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Good point. Do the M4 screws need to actually screw into the board, or can they slide through and rely on the force created from screwing into the monitor?
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